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Anorexia Drogheda, vomiting after eating or by misusing diet aids, laxatives, diuretics or enemas are methods employed by anorexics to control their weight. This way they have control of their weight. On the surface, anorexia looks like its all about food, but it's not. It's an unhealthy way of coping with emotional problems.
Anorexia nervosa affects some 84,000 Irish people today and the numbers keep growing! Characterized by emaciation, a relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight.
Also a distortion of body image and intense fear of gaining weight, a lack of menstruation among girls and women, and extremely disturbed eating behavior. Some people with anorexia lose weight by dieting and exercising excessively; others lose weight by self-induced vomiting, or misusing laxatives, diuretics or enemas.
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Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight, even when they are starved or are clearly malnourished. Eating, food and weight control become obsessions. A person with anorexia typically weighs herself or himself repeatedly, portions food carefully, and eats only very small quantities of only certain foods. Some who have anorexia recover with treatment after only one episode. Others get well but have relapses. Still others have a more chronic form of anorexia, in which their health deteriorates over many years as they battle the illness.
According to some studies, people with anorexia are up to ten times more likely to die as a result of their illness compared to those without the disorder. The most common complications that lead to death are cardiac arrest, and electrolyte and fluid imbalances. When the emotions become too much for the individual, suicide may also result.